… three people with disabilities graduate
By Diana Gondongwe
MASVINGO – The Reformed Church University (RCU) held its fourth graduation at the main campus on June 28, with female students forming the largest number of graduates.
The graduation class of this year had 151 students in total from the university’s two faculties which are the Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.
Of the 151 who graduated, 69 were from the Faculty of Commerce while 82 were from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.
A total of 103 females graduated, 33 of whom were from the Faculty of Commerce, with the other 70 being from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.
A total of 48 male students graduated; 36 being from the Faculty of Commerce and 12 from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.
The Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ)-run university which goes with the motto ‘Building a Legacy Through Inclusivity’, saw three people with disabilities graduating.
The ceremony was graced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education Prof Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo who praised RCU for the progress it has made over the past few years.
He also urged the all university staff to broaden their knowledge in order grow the institution’s scholarly reputation.
“The number of professors that the institution has is qualifies it to be a university and I challenge all lecturers here who are not yet professors to improve their knowledge and become professors. We have a crisis in the country and now, universities must change their genetic code. Innovation is what the university should move for,” said Dzvimbo.
In his speech the RCU chancellor, Rev Isaac Pandasvika, who is the RCZ moderator, said the university will continue to do well in the coming years and will be one of the best universities in Zimbabwe.
“RCU will continue to thrive for the next 100 years and beyond. He (the Lord) shall be greater, I shall be less (John 3:30),” said Pandasvika.